Energy transfer in (bio)molecular systems

Maaike Theresia Wilhelmina Milder

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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This thesis reports, using a variety of optical techniques, the energy transfer pathways in different potential building blocks for molecular electronic devices, namely an antenna, a molecular wire and fluorescent switches. Using pump-probe spectroscopy the time constants of these transfer processes were determined. In the future, the knowledge obtained by these studies can be used to design and build novel and/or improved molecular devices. Controlling energy transfer, as described in this thesis, will be a crucial design criterium when it comes to building a functional molecular device.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • Herek, Jennifer, Supervisor
Award date12 Mar 2010
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs9789077209400
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010


  • IR-70250

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